With keen precision and erudite scholarship, Andrew Bartlett pinpoints all the relevant arguments on both sides of the complementarian and egalitarian divide. For those willing to consider objective analysis and think carefully, Men and Women in Christ is the most accessible and capable treatment to date. It is sure toContinue Reading

How do you resolve conflict? How does your church resolve conflict? Often those in the crosshairs or with their finger on the trigger just do a 180, pick up, and go elsewhere. It’s far easier to walk away or leave a church than face the emotionally-charged task of resolution. And,Continue Reading

Likely a full-on review coming for the new book by Gisela Kreglinger titled The Spirituality of Wine. These quotes are intended to whet your appetite (every pun intended!). I’m half way finished and really enjoying this! “All things have spiritual meaning in the Christian faith precisely because of our beliefContinue Reading

This is good. Worth every second of the less-than-five-minutes. Nora Tubbs Tisdale is the Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. An instructor in the art of preaching—and an accomplished preacher herself —- Professor Tisdale explores homiletics, her own story, and what it’s like to teach and study atContinue Reading

The Rev. Dr. John Yates III (rector at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC) completed a 3-week series that I’ve had the opportunity to attend and have throughly enjoyed each week. His discussion on the issues around the sexualization of our culture has been thoughtful, careful, and insightful. I heartily recommendContinue Reading

You gotta love Mr. Bean! Each time I watch this guy, he cracks me up. All humor aside, it does illustrate a key biblical concept: Knowing how your skills, knowledge, experience, and desires fit into God’s kingdom for service is essential for building a spiritual community. You gotta find theContinue Reading